Enlarged Prostate: Uroflowmetry Test - Topic Overview
The uroflowmetry test measures the rate of urine flow during
urination. Results are usually given in milliliters per second (mL/sec). This
test is sometimes used to evaluate the impact
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has on urine flow
or to monitor the effect of treatment.
A urine flow rate that is normal or nearly normal in a man with BPH
may indicate that the bladder has become stronger to compensate for the
partially blocked urine flow.
A uroflowmetry test is called a pressure flow study when used with a
catheter in the bladder. Pressure studies may help
distinguish between urinary symptoms caused by blockage and those caused by a
problem affecting the bladder muscles or nerves.
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March 23, 2010
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